Global Challenges

Tuition fees for international students: Is the University of Bergen prepared?

Tuition fees will be introduced for international students from August 2023. The aim of this meeting is to put focus on the topic, and discuss the challenges at UiB.

International students at University of Bergen
Eivind Senneset

Main content

The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research has proposed amendments to the Universities and Colleges Act so that students from countries outside the EEA and Switzerland (so-called third countries) will have to pay at least cost-covering tuition fees at Norwegian universities and colleges — starting autumn semester 2023.

What consequences will the provision have for UiB, with regard to both practical and principled aspects?


  • Rector Margareth Hagen: Information about the situation at UiB

Short comments

  • Sigrunn Eliassen, Vice Dean for Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Karl Harald Søvig, Dean, Faculty of Law
  • Per Bakke, Dean, Faculty of Medicine
  • Jan Erik Askildsen, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Martin Paulsen, Head of department, Faculty of Humanities
  • Kari Hagatun, Associate Professor, Faculty of Psychology
  • Tore Walderhaug Sætersdal, Global challenges (GSU)
  • Oscar dos Santos Kvalvik, The student parliament at the University of Bergen


The meeting will be chaired by Marit Bakke and Bente E. Moen